Scripture index

Last updated: 2017-11-10

Rationale

Why read Scripture through the lens of the kingdom?

Title Posted
Why this blog? 2016-04-23
Questions 2016-04-25
Why didn’t Jesus define the kingdom? 2016-04-27
The “Aha” moment 2016-04-29
A present or future kingdom? 2016-05-02
Reading with a kingdom perspective 2016-05-04
The kingdom theme: piecing it together 2016-09-28

 

Commentary

Hearing Scripture as the story of the kingdom of God

Scripture Title Posted
Gen 1 – 25 The kingdom theme: piecing it together 2016-09-28
Gen 1:1-19 Who is God? 2016-05-06
Gen 1:1 – 11:32 The kingdom story in Genesis 1–11 2016-06-17
Gen 1:20-31 Who are we? 2016-05-09
Gen 2:1-14 Was Eden God’s palace? 2016-05-11
Gen 2:15-25 What does it mean to be human? 2016-05-13
Gen 3:1-14 Who’s in charge now? 2016-05-16
Gen 3:15-24 What changed with the rebellion? 2016-05-18
Gen 4:1-15 What kind of world is God running? 2016-05-20
Gen 4:16-26 How far does the kingdom of God extend? 2016-05-23
Gen 5:1-26 Who will represent the sovereign? 2016-05-25
Gen 6:1-6 Who corrupted God’s world? 2016-05-27
Gen 6:5-22 Is there any justice? 2016-05-30
Gen 7:1 – 8:22 The kingdom is a partnership 2016-06-01
Gen 9:1-6 Earthly government 2016-06-03
Gen 9:6 Capital punishment? 2016-06-06
Gen 9:7-17 God’s commitment to reign 2016-06-08
Gen 9:18-29 Why slavery? 2016-06-10
Gen 10:1-32 Why war? 2016-06-13
Gen 11:1-32 Can the nations take over God’s reign? 2016-06-15
Gen 12:1-3 YHWH launches a nation of his own 2016-06-27
Gen 12:4-9 God shows up 2016-06-29
Gen 12:10-20 What if we’re unfaithful? 2016-07-01
Gen 13:1-18 Lot’s distraction 2016-07-04
Gen 14:1-16 The threat of war 2016-07-06
Gen 14:17-20 Who was Melchizedek? 2016-07-08
Gen 14:21-24 How will the nations respond? 2016-07-11
Gen 15:1-5 Was Abram a prophet? 2016-07-15
Gen 15:6 Faith as righteousness 2016-07-18
Gen 15:7-21 Covenant with Abram 2016-07-20
Gen 16:1-3 Why couldn’t they see it? 2016-07-25
Gen 16:2 Divine control? 2016-07-27
Gen 16:4-12 When God’s people don’t love 2016-07-29
Gen 16:13-16 What about those who’ve never heard the name? 2016-08-01
Gen 17:1-3 Revealing the ruler: God Shaddai 2016-08-03
Gen 17:4-8 God’s commitment to rule 2016-08-05
Gen 17:9-27 The sign of the covenant 2016-08-08
Gen 18:1-15 The king’s visit 2016-08-10
Gen 18:16-21 Friend of the king 2016-08-12
Gen 18:22-33 Arguing with God 2016-08-15
Gen 19:1-29 Why was Sodom destroyed? 2016-08-17
Gen 19:1-37 What was the sin of Sodom? 2016-08-22
Gen 19:30 – 30:37 Rescued, but restless 2016-08-19
Gen 20:1-18 God stands with his flawed people 2016-08-29
Gen 21:1-21 Share the laughter! 2016-08-31
Gen 21:1-34 Living at peace in a troubled world 2016-09-02
Gen 22:1-2 Why did Abraham plan to kill his son? 2016-09-05
Gen 22:3-9 The binding of Isaac 2016-09-07
Gen 22:10-12 Why did God test Abraham? 2016-09-09
Gen 22:13-24 Jehovah Jireh 2016-09-12
Gen 23:1-20 Abraham finally gets some land 2016-09-14
Gen 24:1-12 On a mission 2016-09-16
Gen 24:13-21 A test for the bride 2016-09-19
Gen 24:22-67 Rebekah’s romance 2016-09-21
Gen 25:1-34 What did Abraham achieve? 2016-09-23
Gen 25:29-34 Abraham’s family disintegrates 2016-10-12
Gen 26:1-35 Isaac: the next kingdom representative 2016-10-10
Gen 27:1-46 Abraham’s family disintegrates 2016-10-12
Gen 28:10-17 Jacob’s dream: a portal between heaven and earth 2016-10-17
Gen 28:18-22 Jacob’s new direction 2016-10-21
Gen 29 – 30 Jacob in exile: hope in difficult times 2016-10-24
Gen 31:1-55 When running is bad for your health 2016-10-26
Gen 32:1-12 Discovering God’s army 2016-10-28
Gen 32:13-21 Jacob’s reconciliatory gift 2016-10-31
Gen 32:22-32 Israel and the face of God 2016-11-02
Gen 33:1-20 Living among people who don’t recognize God 2016-11-04
Gen 34:1-2 When you get hurt 2016-11-07
Gen 34:3-31 How do we fight injustice? 2016-11-09
Gen 34:30-31 Were Simeon and Levi justified? 2016-11-11
Gen 35:1-29 Jacob’s life in God’s house 2016-11-14
Gen 36:1-43 Esau’s ordinary kingdom 2016-11-16
Gen 49:5-7 Were Simeon and Levi justified? 2016-11-11
1 Sam 10:26 – 11:15 Why the right eye? 2017-03-06
Psa 23:1-6 Voice of an under-shepherd 2017-04-07
Psa 72 Celebrating the arrival of the King 2016-12-26
Eccl 1 – 12 Ecclesiastes: a meaningless book? 2016-08-06
Jere 31:15-40 An unknown from nowhere 2016-12-09
Eze Son of Man in Ezekiel 2017-07-26
Dan 7:13-14 Son of Man in Daniel 2017-07-21
Hos 6:1-6 Where did Jesus learn mercy? 2017-09-01
Mic 7:5-8 A disarmed kingdom 2017-10-27
Mat 1 – 5 Matthew 1–5 reveals Jesus fulfilling Torah 2017-01-20
Mat 1 – 28 Matthew’s main message 2016-11-21
Mat 1:1-17 Why ancestry.com? 2016-11-23
Mat 1:18-25 Immanuel 2016-11-25
Mat 1:22-23 Our king among us 2016-11-28
Mat 2:1-10 King of the Jews 2016-11-30
Mat 2:1-12 How did the magi find Jesus? 2016-12-02
Mat 2:13-15 Jesus fulfils what? 2016-12-05
Mat 2:16-23 God as asylum seeker 2016-12-07
Mat 2:17-23 An unknown from nowhere 2016-12-09
Mat 3:1-6 A voice in the wild 2016-12-14
Mat 3:7-12 A king announced by a prophet 2016-12-19
Mat 3:11-12 What is baptism with the Holy Spirit? 2016-12-28
Mat 3:13-16 Jesus’ priestly purification 2016-12-21
Mat 3:16 Where did baptism come from? 2016-12-16
Mat 3:17 Heaven’s proclamation of Jesus 2016-12-23
Mat 4:1 The Spirit led Jesus to be tested? 2017-01-04
Mat 4:2-4 When power is tempting 2017-01-06
Mat 4:8-11 All the kingdoms of the world 2017-01-11
Mat 4:12-17 Light in dark places 2017-01-13
Mat 4:18-22 The people of the kingdom 2017-01-16
Mat 4:23-25 Jesus’ kingdom agenda 2017-01-18
Mat 5 – 6 Whose honour? 2017-03-27
Mat 5 – 7 Instruction from the king (aka Sermon on the Mount) 2017-01-23
Mat 5:3-6 Blessed 2017-01-25
Mat 5:3-6 The other side of “blessed” 2017-01-27
Mat 5:3-12 The best way to understand Jesus 2017-02-01
Mat 5:3-12 Jesus’ kingdom manifesto 2017-02-10
Mat 5:3-12 Humanity untwisted: the joy of the Beatitudes 2017-02-03
Mat 5:7-12 How does he kingdom come? 2017-01-30
Mat 5:10-12 Conflict of kingdoms 2017-02-06
Mat 5:13 Salt of the earth 2017-02-08
Mat 5:13-16 Distinctively God’s kingdom: salt and light 2017-02-13
Mat 5:13-16 Are Christians the moral police? 2017-02-15
Mat 5:14-16 Who is the light of the world? 2017-02-17
Mat 5:14 – 6:15 Unconditional forgiveness? 2017-04-17
Mat 5:17-20 Why wasn’t Jesus demanding obedience? 2017-02-20
Mat 5:17-20 Do the Ten Commandments apply to Christians? 2017-02-22
Mat 5:21-22 If you’re angry, are you a killer? 2017-02-24
Mat 5:23-26 Reconciliation or retribution? What do you want? 2017-02-27
Mat 5:27-28 Feeling guilty 2017-03-01
Mat 5:29 Why the right eye? 2017-03-06
Mat 5:29-30 Ripping out an eye? 2017-03-03
Mat 5:31-32 Divorce 2017-03-08
Mat 5:33-37 As true as our king 2017-03-10
Mat 5:38-42 Retribution versus justice 2017-03-13
Mat 5:43 Who is our enemy? 2017-03-20
Mat 5:43-48 God as Father 2017-03-22
Mat 5:43-48 Enemy love 2017-03-15
Mat 5:43-48 His kingdom in a violent world 2017-03-17
Mat 6 Authentic or acting? 2017-03-29
Mat 6:1-4 A generous kingdom 2017-03-31
Mat 6:5-8 What is prayer? 2017-04-10
Mat 6:9-15 The Lord’s Prayer 2017-04-12
Mat 6:16-18 Fasting 2017-04-19
Mat 6:19-24 The focus of your life 2017-04-24
Mat 6:25-34 Stressed about your social standing? 2017-04-26
Mat 6:33 What is seeking the kingdom? 2017-05-01
Mat 7:1-6 Careful how you judge 2017-05-29
Mat 7:7-11 Knocking on heaven’s door 2017-05-31
Mat 7:12 The Golden rule 2017-06-02
Mat 7:13-14 The less obvious way 2017-06-05
Mat 7:15-20 The produce defines the tree 2017-06-07
Mat 7:21-23 Acknowledging Jesus as Lord 2017-06-09
Mat 7:24-27 A rock worth building on 2017-06-12
Mat 7:28-29 Hearing the king 2017-06-14
Mat 8:1-4 Asking good questions 2017-06-16
Mat 8:2 Why kneel? 2017-06-19
Mat 8:2-4 The leper and the king 2017-06-23
Mat 8:4 A secret Messiah? 2017-06-26
Mat 8:5-10 Faith that amazed Jesus 2017-06-28
Mat 8:10-13 Jesus’ kingdom hope 2017-06-30
Mat 8:14-17 What does the way you read reveal about you? 2017-07-04
Mat 8:14-17 Can the kingdom gospel bring us together? 2017-07-06
Mat 8:14-17 Jesus the healer 2017-07-07
Mat 8:18-22 The decision moment with Jesus 2017-07-12
Mat 8:20 The homeless king 2017-07-31
Mat 8:20 Jesus, the son of man 2017-07-28
Mat 8:20 Introducing the Son of Man 2017-07-17
Mat 8:23-27 When your life is threatened 2017-08-04
Mat 8:28-34 What if people don’t want Jesus as king? 2017-08-07
Mat 9:2 What about sin? 2017-08-09
Mat 9:2-8 Jesus’ authority on earth 2017-08-16
Mat 9:5-6 What is forgiveness? 2017-08-14
Mat 9:9-12 What’s with tax collectors? 2017-08-21
Mat 9:13 Where did Jesus learn mercy? 2017-09-01
Mat 9:13 Meditating on mercy 2017-08-30
Mat 9:14-17 Managing criticism 2017-09-06
Mat 9:18-26 The king understands his people 2017-09-08
Mat 9:27-31 Personal Saviour or Son of David? 2017-09-11
Mat 9:32-34 Do you recognize the king’s authority? 2017-09-18
Mat 9:35-38 Jesus our shepherd 2017-09-20
Mat 10:1 Why did Jesus appoint 12 apostles? 2017-09-25
Mat 10:1-4 Why no women among Jesus’ apostles? 2017-09-27
Mat 10:2-4 Mentoring is ministry 2017-09-29
Mat 10:5-8 How the Shepherd gathers his sheep 2017-10-06
Mat 10:9-15 A grassroots kingdom 2017-10-11
Mat 10:16 Sheep among wolves 2017-10-13
Mat 10:17-23 Clash of kingdoms 2017-10-20
Mat 10:24-25 Like our teacher 2017-10-23
Mat 10:26-31 Where’s God’s justice in an unjust world? 2017-11-01
Mat 10:29-31 The kingdom is God with his creatures 2017-11-08
Mat 10:32-33 Where’s your allegiance? 2017-11-10
Mat 10:34-39 A disarmed kingdom 2017-10-27
Mark 10:35-45 Picture of the church? 2016-10-27
Mark 15 Good Friday meditation 2017-04-14
Luke 6:20-26 The other side of “blessed” 2017-01-27
John 3:16-17 John 3:16 — a kingdom perspective 2016-06-24
Acts 1 – 28 Theme of Acts 2016-07-13
Rom 1 – 16 Romans: opening and closing theme 2016-08-24

 

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